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15th May '17 8:08:38 PM magnum12
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* In ''VideoGame/Persona5'', [[spoiler: Morgana is literately made of humanity's hope]]. This becomes important as [[spoiler: the restoration of humanity's hope is ultimately the start of the demise of the BiggerBad]].
8th Apr '17 9:49:56 AM nombretomado
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* In ''QuestForCamelot'', the introduction to Camelot itself is accompanied by [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome a chorus of all]] of the [[KnightInShiningArmor Knights of the Round Table]] singing about unity of purpose. They go on to take their places at the table, each lifting their shield to honor their king, and then lowering it as they declare the virtue they most embody. There are far more than seven virtues listed, but 'liberty', 'justice', 'trust' , 'freedom', 'peace', 'honor', 'goodness', 'strength', and 'valor' are listed, among others. Note that the main character's father laid down his shield on 'valor', and the villain laid his down with a shout of 'ME!'.

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* In ''QuestForCamelot'', ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot'', the introduction to Camelot itself is accompanied by [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome a chorus of all]] of the [[KnightInShiningArmor Knights of the Round Table]] singing about unity of purpose. They go on to take their places at the table, each lifting their shield to honor their king, and then lowering it as they declare the virtue they most embody. There are far more than seven virtues listed, but 'liberty', 'justice', 'trust' , 'freedom', 'peace', 'honor', 'goodness', 'strength', and 'valor' are listed, among others. Note that the main character's father laid down his shield on 'valor', and the villain laid his down with a shout of 'ME!'.
25th Feb '17 1:30:26 PM ANTMuddle
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The inversion of this trope is EmbodimentOfVice. One notable difference between the two tropes is that in the case of characters, the people involved usually are aware of their virtues, and strive to actively cultivate them. Characters that personify vices are usually either [[ObliviouslyEvil unaware of them]] or somehow [[ChronicVillainy unable to overcome them]]. For example, characters that actively strive to be honorable and courageous are extremely commonplace in fiction, but how many characters have you encountered that strive to be as greedy as possible, for the sake of greed in and of itself? Vice is nearly always motivated by something other than the desire to be vicious, unlike virtue. In the (at least in real life) rare cases where this is not the case, we are dealing with a villain who does evil simply ForTheEvulz.

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The inversion of this trope is EmbodimentOfVice. One notable difference between the two tropes is that in the case of characters, the people involved usually are aware of their virtues, and strive to actively cultivate them. Characters that personify vices are usually either [[ObliviouslyEvil unaware of them]] or somehow [[ChronicVillainy unable to overcome them]]. For example, characters that actively strive to be honorable and courageous are extremely commonplace in fiction, but how many characters have you encountered that strive to be as greedy as possible, for the sake of greed in and of itself? Vice is nearly always motivated by something other than the desire to be vicious, unlike virtue. In the (at least in real life) rare cases where this is not the case, we are dealing with a villain who does evil simply ForTheEvulz.
ForTheEvulz. Compare the SevenHeavenlyVirtues.
4th Jul '16 1:10:00 PM godzillavkk
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** According to Pottermore, the American Wizarding School Ilvermorny also has 4 houses that represents virtues
***Horned Serpent represents the mind of a witch or wizard. It is also said that Horned Serpent favors scholars.
***Wampus represents the body of a witch or wizard. It is also said that Wampus favors warriors.
***Thunderbird represents the soul of a witch or wizard. It is also said that Thunderbird favors adventurers.
***Pukwudgie represents the heart of a witch or wizard. It is also said that Pukwudgie favors healers.
6th Feb '16 11:13:14 AM godzillavkk
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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'' series, the leaders of the Angels represent different virtues. Auriel is Hope, Malthael is Wisdom(Though he later renounces that virtue to become the [[GrimReaper Angel of Death]]), Ithereal is Fate, [[KnightTemplar Imperius]] is Valor, [[BigGood Tyrael]] unsurprisingly is Justice. In ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'', Tyrael's commitment to his virtue is so powerful that he [[spoiler:renounces his position and powers to become mortal rather than abide by his fellow Angels' decision to abandon humanity to the demons.]] At the end of the game, [[spoiler:Tyrael takes up the position of Wisdom instead, having gained some during his journey, confident that mortals can handle Justice just fine on their own.]]
** The [[DemonLord Seven Evils]] embody evil virtues. Andariel is Anguish, Azmodan is Sin, Belial is lies, Duriel is pain, [[TheCorrupter Mephisto]] is Hate, [[AxCrazy Baal]] is destruction and [[BigBad Diablo]] is Terror.

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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'' series, the leaders of the Angels represent different virtues. Auriel
**Auriel
is Hope, Malthael Hope
**Malthael
is Wisdom(Though he later renounces that virtue to become the [[GrimReaper Angel of Death]]), Ithereal Death]])
**Ithereal
is Fate, [[KnightTemplar Fate
**[[KnightTemplar
Imperius]] is Valor, [[BigGood Valor
**[[BigGood
Tyrael]] unsurprisingly is Justice. In ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'', Tyrael's commitment to his virtue is so powerful that he [[spoiler:renounces his position and powers to become mortal rather than abide by his fellow Angels' decision to abandon humanity to the demons.]] At the end of the game, [[spoiler:Tyrael takes up the position of Wisdom instead, having gained some during his journey, confident that mortals can handle Justice just fine on their own.]]
** The [[DemonLord Seven Evils]] embody evil virtues. Andariel
***Andariel
is Anguish, Azmodan Anguish
***Azmodan
is Sin, Belial Sin
***Belial
is lies, Duriel Lies
***Duriel
is pain, [[TheCorrupter Pain
***[[TheCorrupter
Mephisto]] is Hate, [[AxCrazy Hate
***[[AxCrazy
Baal]] is destruction and [[BigBad Destruction
***[[BigBad
Diablo]] is Terror.
5th Feb '16 3:59:36 PM godzillavkk
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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'' series, the leaders of the Angels represent different virtues. [[BigGood Tyrael]] unsurprisingly is Justice. In ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'', Tyrael's commitment to his virtue is so powerful that he [[spoiler:renounces his position and powers to become mortal rather than abide by his fellow Angels' decision to abandon humanity to the demons.]] At the end of the game, [[spoiler:Tyrael takes up the position of Wisdom instead, having gained some during his journey, confident that mortals can handle Justice just fine on their own.]]

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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'' series, the leaders of the Angels represent different virtues. Auriel is Hope, Malthael is Wisdom(Though he later renounces that virtue to become the [[GrimReaper Angel of Death]]), Ithereal is Fate, [[KnightTemplar Imperius]] is Valor, [[BigGood Tyrael]] unsurprisingly is Justice. In ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'', Tyrael's commitment to his virtue is so powerful that he [[spoiler:renounces his position and powers to become mortal rather than abide by his fellow Angels' decision to abandon humanity to the demons.]] At the end of the game, [[spoiler:Tyrael takes up the position of Wisdom instead, having gained some during his journey, confident that mortals can handle Justice just fine on their own.]]]]
**The [[DemonLord Seven Evils]] embody evil virtues. Andariel is Anguish, Azmodan is Sin, Belial is lies, Duriel is pain, [[TheCorrupter Mephisto]] is Hate, [[AxCrazy Baal]] is destruction and [[BigBad Diablo]] is Terror.
31st Dec '15 11:10:25 AM Doug86
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* In ''KarakuridoujiUltimo'', there are fifty Douji representing positive traits. Ultimo and the Six Perfects of Buddhism are the strongest of them, fighting against the Douji based on negative traits (including the SevenDeadlySins).

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* In ''KarakuridoujiUltimo'', ''Manga/KarakuridoujiUltimo'', there are fifty Douji representing positive traits. Ultimo and the Six Perfects of Buddhism are the strongest of them, fighting against the Douji based on negative traits (including the SevenDeadlySins).
10th Jul '15 11:05:32 PM Gamecubist
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* In ''Literature/TheKeysToTheKingdom'', each of the seven parts of the Will represents one of the Seven Heavenly Virtues.
1st Jul '15 8:32:50 AM isoycrazy
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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' there are three holy Swords wielded by three paladins. Each Sword has in its hilt one of the Nails that pierced Jesus Christ to the Cross. What is interesting is while the swords represent are Christian virtues, one need not be a Christian to properly wield the sword.
** ''Amoracchius'' is the Sword of Love, [[spoiler:also called Excalibur]]. Its wielder tend to be people who have great amounts of love in their life, whether a loving husband and father of many children, who will halt his final attack to give an evil person a chance to redeem himself, or a mother who is protecting her child.
** ''Fidelacchius'' is the Sword of Faith [[spoiler:also called Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi]]. Its wielders are people who have a deep faith. Not necessarily in the True God, but in good overcoming evil and one person can make a difference. It has been wielded by a Japanese baptist, a police officer with a deep faith in the right and justice of the law, and one geek who [[spoiler:was able to reforge the broken blade into the representation of his faith in the ideals Star Wars preaches: a lightsaber]].
** ''Esperacchius'' is the Sword of Hope, [[spoiler:also called Durendal]]. The wielders are people who don't give up on hope. They believe an evil person can repent, that good will come back even in the bleakness of the time. The current wielder is completely agnostic to God's existence, despite having received his blade from an Archangel, and [[spoiler:is a reformed villain himself, now seeking to atone for his actions by doing what he can]].
8th Apr '15 7:16:04 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://pat7.deviantart.com/art/The-Seven-Virtues-192127336 This web illustration]] shows each of the Seven Virtues depicted by a DisneyPrincess. In order; [[Film/{{Enchanted}} Giselle]] is Charity, Disney/{{Pocahontas}} is Chastity, [[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog Tiana]] is Dilligence, Disney/{{Mulan}} is Humility, [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Esmeralda]] is Kindness, [[Disney/{{Tangled}} Rapunzel]] is Patience, and [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Belle]] is Temperance.

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* [[http://pat7.deviantart.com/art/The-Seven-Virtues-192127336 This web illustration]] shows each of the Seven Virtues depicted by a DisneyPrincess.Franchise/DisneyPrincess. In order; [[Film/{{Enchanted}} Giselle]] is Charity, Disney/{{Pocahontas}} is Chastity, [[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog Tiana]] is Dilligence, Disney/{{Mulan}} is Humility, [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Esmeralda]] is Kindness, [[Disney/{{Tangled}} Rapunzel]] is Patience, and [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Belle]] is Temperance.
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